Saturday, August 17, 2019

1 Samuel 26 to 27; Isaiah 65; Romans 8:1-17

I have loved you, saith the Lord. Yet ye say, Wherein hast thou
loved us? Malachi 1:2

Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and
have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched,
and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked. Revelation 3:17

The message of the last book of the Old Testament parallels that
given to the last of the seven churches in Revelation—Laodicea. In
both cases, God’s people challenged His assessment of their poor
spiritual condition. We learn that it is possible to be going through
the motions, utterly blind to the reality of our true spiritual condition.
Let us heed the challenge, “He that hath an ear, let him hear what
the Spirit saith unto the churches” (Rev. 2:29). —W. H. Burnett

Open my eyes that I may see,
Glimpses of truth Thou hast for me. —C. H. Scott